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Art Rorheim

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Art Rorheim as a child Art Rorheim as a child Art Rorheim in the neighborhood he grew up in Art Rorheim hanging out with childhood friends Art with Lance Latham and other members of the White Shirt Brigade Art and Winnie Rorheim Art (top row, third from right) with Lance Latham’s White Shirt Brigade traveling musical troupe Art (front row, fourth from left) with Doc Latham and other members of the North Side Gospel Center New Tribes Mission, circa 1950's, South America Art made numerous trips overseas while leading Awana. Lance Latham and Art on an overseas trip Art and Winnie Rorheim Art and his wife, Winnie Art and Winnie Art (second from left) and other Awana leaders at the North Side Gospel Center Art (top row, second from left) and other Awana leaders from the North Side Gospel Center Art (front row, third from left) and other Awana leaders from the North Side Gospel Center Art and Winnie Rorheim loved being outdoors. Art and Winnie had a lot of fun together as a couple. Art devised the original Awana award system for book achievement. 1950's Awana Fairmont Fair, Northside Gospel Center, Fullerton Ave., Chicago Doc Latham was a classically trained pianist. The North Side Gospel Center’s original storefront site Art and Winnie Rorheim Art relished leading Awana at the North Side Gospel Center. Art (front row, second from right) and Doc Latham with the rest of the Awana Board of Directors in the 1960s Art, Lance Latham and the early Awana Youth Association staff The Awana staff poses in front of its first office after outgrowing the North Side Gospel Center. Art (front left) and other members of the Awana Board of Directors in the 1960s Art was a gifted speaker in a variety of settings. Art led a penny fundraising campaign that helped pay for a new Awana headquarters building as the ministry grew exponentially. Art (far left) organized a reunion of the White Shirt Brigade. Art with his mentor, Lance Latham, and Lance’s wife, Virginia, affectionately known as “Teach” Art received an honorary doctorate from Liberty University Founder Jerry Falwell. Art was part of the filming of “Hitting the Mark,” the first training film of Awana, in 1957. Art with Awana Co-Founder Doc Latham Art and Winnie Rorheim Art awards a team trophy at an Awana Olympics (now AwanaGames™) event. Art in his office at Awana Art (back row, second from right) with Awana missionaries The Awana Board of Directors, circa 1970's Art loved meeting children around the world. Art on one of his dozens of trips overseas Lance Latham at Camp Awana Art met President George H.W. Bush at an event in Rosemont, Illinois. After nearly 50 years, Art returned to the Venezuelan village where he first considered Awana as an international ministry. Art overseas Art believed children worldwide could respond to the good news of Christ. Art and Winnie Art and Winnie Art and Winnie visiting Alaska Art and Winnie Art and Winnie Art and Winnie traveling overseas Art and Winnie visiting the Pyramids Art hosting a staff Christmas party Art visiting Africa Art and Winnie with Larry and Diane Fowler when Larry served as an Awana missionary to Greater Los Angeles Art and Winnie pose in front of a quilt marking the 50th anniversary of Awana in 2000. Art and Winnie at a 50th anniversary celebration for Awana Art and Winnie after an Awana staff birthday celebration for Art Art and Winnie on vacation Art and Winnie Art Rorheim Art and Winnie celebrate President Bush declaring 1990 the Year of Reading through the Bible. Art and Winnie spend time on the lake, one of their favorite pastimes. Art and Winnie Art in Asia with Awana International Missions Director Larry Groh Art and son, Ken Art and Winnie with their great-grandchildren Art with Peter and Sarah Longo Art and his long-time administrative assistant, Lynn Jorgensen Art meets President George W. Bush during a ceremony. Art helped start a prison ministry at Awana after visits to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Art developed the Psalm One Challenge for inmates participating in Awana Lifeline’s Malachi Dads™ program. Art leads Scripture recitation at a Malachi Dads event at Angola Prison. Art was a frequent visitor to Returning Hearts Celebration™ at Angola Prison. Art with Angola Prison Warden Burl Cain Art with Dr. James, Sr. and Linda Scudder Art and Winnie at a family reunion One of Art’s most beloved pieces of artwork, the crucifixion scene at Calvary